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Sayyed Nasrallah Navigates Bekaa on Foot: Golden Opportunity to Break ISIL


Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah stressed that takfiri militants of Qalamoun and Arsal barrens “are incapable of invading any Bekaa region,” emphasizing that “our preparations are very advanced,” local daily Al-Akhbar reported Tuesday.

During the “Annual Meeting of Scholars and Informers” on Monday, prior to the month of Muharram, Sayyed Nasrallah urged unity among Muslim which “we are badly in need to it”, called staying away from provocation and to “provide a refined and bright Islam to the contrary of the one provided by ISIL (the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) and similar groups.”

His eminence called for a strong and effective presence in Ashoura’ gatherings, stressing that people of Resistance will not be attacked and Hezbollah will not allow anyone to attack them.

He also reiterated sticking to the choice of fighting off the Takfiri terrorist armed groups, underlining that sacrifices that Hezbollah paid are much less than the victories that Resistance has so far achieved.

He also reassured that the security situation is under control to a large extent, but if certain violation occurs “this does not mean that we have failed, because the greatest countries in the world cannot proclaim its security is under control by 100%.”

Sayyed Nasrallah explained that his latest visit to Bekaa region in eastern Lebanon was “to increase my reassurance”, highlighting that the recent events in Brital and Asal Al-Wared barrens were just “detailed limitations which have been recovered”, contrary to the prevailing media exaggerations.

“In war time, we would have a day of joy and a day of sorrow,” he said, adding that “I was briefed on the situation on ground, and traveled on foot several kilometers between positions. I assure you that we are very strong on the ground, preparations are very advanced and our plans are well-knit, and we are ready for any step they (takfiri groups) might do.”

Sayyed Nasrallah elaborated that the gunmen are incapable of invading any Bekaa area because they are trapped and facing a real crisis, stressing that they have three choices: either to die of cold, to return back to Syria, or to leave Arsal as civilians to inside Lebanon through smuggling.

Moreover, Hezbollah Secretary General said that each day passes “our belief gets stronger that our fight in Syria was to protect Lebanon… Today, we – the Resistance axis – are the victorious. When enemies’ schemes fail, that means you are victorious, knowing that the battle still has long way before reaching the final victory.”

“We are in front of golden opportunity to break the takfiri scheme,” his eminence expressed.

Sayyed Nasrallah, however, believed that ongoing conflict is neither on Syria, nor on toppling President Bashar Al-Assad, but to re-draw a new map of the region, emphasizing that survival of ISIL serves the US and Turkey interests.

He described the International-Arab coalition against ISIL as “nail trimming operation” and “setting red lines” for this terrorist group in order not to affect the Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Arbil, indicating that raids launched since the beginning of the operation are equal to the raids launched in one single day during July war that the Zionist entity launched on Lebanon in 2006.

Sayyed Nasrallah stated that United States uses ISIL as scarecrow to frighten, blackmail and exhaust the regional countries to impose its hegemony, especially in Syria and Iraq. He voiced beliefs that Turkey would not engage in the international coalition against ISIL, and would only meet the U.S. requirements for real strategic and geographic gains in return.

“It (Turkey) may extend its influence down to Aleppo, and therefore will not provide aid to the Kurds of Kobanî, and will not move any step that might threaten ISIL,” Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah concluded.

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